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Jackson Falls Earns Name Change After Reaching Fundraising Goal

The Western New York Land Conservancy announced last week that it had reached its final $600,000 goal to purchase Jackson Falls Preserve in the Town of Aurora through several large donors and a federal grant.

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Russ Contract Extended for Five Years with District
Posted: September 28, 2016

At the last school board meeting, Superintendent Brian Russ signed a contract to extend his employment for another five years. Russ signed a previous contract extension in August 2015. The contract may be replaced by a new contract at any time while Russ is employed with the district.

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Residents Look for Support to Fix Maple Road
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 11:59 am

Joyce Burke lives on Maple Road, just north of Billington Road in Elma. She has been there for 14 years and called it a dangerous road that gets nothing but a few patches every few years. She has counted numerous accidents along her stretch of road, including several that ended up in her front lawn.

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Cornell Professor will Contribute to Marilla’s Biosolid Response
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 11:19 am

At a recent work session, Marilla Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. updated the board about its ongoing legal battle with New York State’s Department of Agriculture & Markets.

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Group Continues Mission of Helping Others and its Members
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 11:14 am

The East Aurora Aktion Club is one of the largest in the state, boasting 100 members who regularly raise funds and volunteer to help people in disaster areas or local groups within the community.

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Preparing for Negotiations in Wales with Union
Posted: September 21, 2016

Supervisor Rickey A. Venditti informed the Wales Town Board that contract talks will begin with the union in the highway department. The pact is set to expire at the end of this fiscal year.

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Century Old Vehicles with Modern Travelers

Last week, East Aurora was designated as an overnight stop for 15 antique cars and their 30 traveling companions. The Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) spent two weeks traveling through Western New York, and the travelers spent the night at The Roycroft Inn on Sept. 20.

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Cross Country Teams Keep a Grasp on First Place

The East Aurora varsity boys and girls cross country teams continued their winning ways this past weekend as they traveled to Chenango Valley State Park near Binghamton, to test themselves on this year's State Championship Course.

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Chiefs Soccer Earns 2 Wins, 1 Tie Last Week

Last week the Iroquois Chiefs hosted Cheektowaga in a non-league game. The Chiefs offense was dominating with 21 shots at goal, but the Warriors goaltender was nearly unbeatable.  Finally, in the eighth minute of the first overtime, Dan Brush scored the game winner on a pass from Ferdinand Zehetmeier. Goaltenders Andrew Hetzendorfer and Ian Klocek combined for eight saves in the shutout. Outstanding games were played by Stevan Trivanovic, Sean Silva, Chase Gerhardt and Max Testa.

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  1. Aurora and Elma Surrendered to Sinking Ponds 100 Years Ago

    For decades, local government officials thought they had created the simplest route to connect the Village of East Aurora and the eastern portion of the Town of Elma. They simply built a bridge over a large glacier-made pond that was in the way.

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